we've had a lot experience with socialism, well i haven't, I'm too young but there are many conversations about it.
but we also had another factor-multinational country and STRONG propaganda. people still don't realise Tito was a bigger criminal than Hitler (at least when it comes to attitude towards us, Slovenes), but this is another topic.
anyways, some say how beautiful it was in socialistic republic of Yugoslavia, everyone had jobs, no one was poor.
but, those that did not have a "red carton" say a completely different story, or those that were already used to work, and already had a house or something.
WE HAD AS MUCH SOCIALISM AS WE HAD MONEY
so, if you had a "red carton" you were somewhere high and thus had more "socialism"
also...EVERYTHING was in short supply.
but our socialism was very hm mm serb-o-centered, basically they stole from us and transported it downwards to Serbs... so it's a different situation.
socialism is a system of rewarding the lazy and not working while punishing the hard working, as simple as that. it's sad that so much socialism is left in our country :(
still i think capitalism is the best way to go...no, wait second best way to go. the biggest problem are MEDIA, because they really are not MEDIA!!!
i know that 95% people have never heard of distributivism, the alternative to socialism and capitalism. I've heard about it just recently, and i think it's the best way.
back to capitalism..it has worked for millenias and it's human nature. if you look at feudalism closely, it's actually the end phase of capitalism (at least i like to think so) although feudalism is very strict about promoting the "small" people, so it's a bit different.
to sum up, socialism has brought nothing but 60 years of recession to us, after 16 years of independence, slowly the pre-2nd WW busineesman are rising back (now it's their successors, which indicates leadership is partially hereditary)